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February 15, 2011 2:13 AM
I have not seen this movie in a while, but I remember that scene vividly. As for what a Kippah should mean, I guess it is whatever it means to the person. I agree with Mo though. A kippah should not mean more than proud to be a Jew.
February 13, 2011 4:25 PM
All Kippah Welcome
I love this scene and it reminds me how diverse the Jewish people are even is only represented by what we put on our heads. What does it say about us? It says we are different but part of the same. I love all Kippot and I love all Jews even if they do not have a Kippah on their head.
(Simcha) Steven spiegel,
February 13, 2011 11:31 AM
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February 11, 2011 3:23 PM
actually the yarmulka does say a lot about the person "clothes make the man." When I was a kid the traditional yarmuka was black or blue silk with a lining then as society moved to the right it became black velvet for the yeshivish type and if you wore a small knitted one, it indicated your social- political attitude i.e. bnei-Akiva, more modern, etc. the yarmuka that doesn't have a lining on the inside usually worn by people who only put it on when they enter a synagogue may reflect their superficial yiddishkeit which may lack of innner substance. The smaller the yarmulkah or kippah the less one may want to be identified a "Traditional old time Jew" -but rather as a more modern Jew. Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, and others wore tall Rabbinical Yarmulkas. And as the old Rabbinical Yarmukas have disappeared so too there are no longer any Rabbi's in the same league as Reb Moshe Feinstein
February 10, 2011 5:31 AM
Should not say anything
The type of yalmukah should not say anything except that you are a G-d fearing Jew. The fact that it is a symbol of anything else is sad to me. Why does it have to be something that says I belong to this type of community and not just say I belong to the community called Am Yisroel?
February 8, 2011 6:55 PM
SHOULD UNDERLINE RIGHTOUSNESS
i know that in the olden time, kippah and others show rightousness but now is the opposite. But we show understand that whatever type you wear, you should emulate the rightousness of HASHEM. You should be model, kind and mercyful.
February 8, 2011 6:58 AM
Y'mean, all those Chassidim don't have real payess but rather wear hats with built-in ones?! (heh, jk.)
February 7, 2011 3:34 PM
I think the movie answers the question. One should wear whatever head gear they have a tradition to wear. If they have no tradition they should choose one in line with the group they'd like be associated with. The style of the Yarmulka is really just for people who see you, not yourself, so however you want people to see you.
February 7, 2011 5:31 AM
WHAT CAME TO MIND
As I read this question, still another came to mind: What does the type of smile that a person wears say about them? By the way, this movie, Opportunity Knocks, is really funny. Since I do not recall the choice of the kippah, I think it was conservative in nature as he was trying to fit in and not stand out.
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